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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-01-20, 07:42 PM
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Nobody knows the trouble I have seeing
Nobody knows but Jesus.
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Old 07-01-20, 07:42 PM
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I suggest you call her iJen and leave it at that.
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Old 07-01-20, 07:46 PM
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Year of no summer?
Today I was reminded of this. Back when cycling was cycling and we had the season formerly known as summer.



I was out riding when we set the all-time record. Oh yes. As I recall I did a 20-25 mile ride. No water consumed.
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Well Im gunna have to get my eyes checked. They have been bothering me for a while but tonight proved it. I rode by a house that was for sale and I couldnt read the numbers on the mail box. Wanted to get the address to look it up.
I can see fine but reading letters and numbers are very hard to make out more than 100 feet away.

Anybody else have this issue?
Don't pilots have mandatory eye checks?
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Yes.
your issues are legion.
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Taking a short family trip. Visited a state park along the north shore, including a hike to the top of a cliff overlooking the lake. The fog hiding the drop did nothing to ease the amount of 'nope' that I was feeling.



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Don't pilots have mandatory eye checks?

yes. i just had my eyes check in april. It has gotten progressively harder for me to read the rows of letters on the chart. Our eye sight also doesnt have to be perfect to fly airplanes and my eye sight is acceptable but on a personal level I dont like that I am having trouble reading and seeing detail at distance if that makes sense.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:20 PM
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Is the end near?
Thanks for both reminder and data.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:28 PM
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yes. i just had my eyes check in april. It has gotten progressively harder for me to read the rows of letters on the chart. Our eye sight also doesnt have to be perfect to fly airplanes and my eye sight is acceptable but on a personal level I dont like that I am having trouble reading and seeing detail at distance if that makes sense.
I started having issues in my 40s after having great vision before that. It started with the TV looking a little weird but I wasn't sure if it was my eyes. Then it got harder to read in low light. Now I wear bifocals. I've been wearing 1.75 reading sunglasses on the bike and it works. The eye doc said if it works, fine.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:34 PM
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Bought two expensive cheap bottles from my LBS via curbside service. Some guy dropped off a pair of fancy Sidis while I was there. Was he getting his ratchets serviced? His cleats replaced? Getting them shined?
Maybe all three.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:40 PM
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The old ones aren't clean either, but who cares how they look on the inside.
Mrs. rjones28 throws out my water bottles, when they get furry inside.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The end is here.

Is everyone still alive?
Sort of.
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Old 07-01-20, 09:10 PM
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I suggest you call her iJen and leave it at that.
It would be perfectly rational if she formally renounced the Gators. Commendable, even.

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Well I'm glad Velo Vol is back. As of today my attempted sleep time will be 8PM til 4AM. I missed it badly today. If I keep on getting up at 4, it will quickly resolve itself. In Belize, it was more like 7-3, but it got dark at 6:30 and it was so damned hot during the day, it was nice to have a few hours if pleasant weather in the morning. And we were out in the jungle. It was just natural to go to sleep with the chickens.
What did you do at 3 a.m.?
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Old 07-01-20, 09:16 PM
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It would be perfectly rational if she formally renounced the Gators. Commendable, even.
Do they regularly beat your Vols?
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Do they regularly beat your Vols?
Nope.
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The end has passed. This is post-apocalypse. Sad!
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Failed to unclip at a stop sign this morning. Hurt my ego and screwed up my bar tape. Also lost my bar end.
Thankfully fell non drive side and I dont see any scratches or bent things on the bike.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Failed to unclip at a stop sign this morning. Hurt my ego and screwed up my bar tape. Also lost my bar end.
Thankfully fell non drive side and I dont see any scratches or bent things on the bike.
Ouch!
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Well, guess what? 39 seconds faster than slow is still slow. Gotta get more Strava-kaze with the intersections.
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Old 07-02-20, 06:33 AM
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Ouch!
Double ouch.
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Well, guess what? 39 seconds faster than slow is still slow. Gotta get more Strava-kaze with the intersections.
OK, but be safe and wear a mask.
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I was talking to mrs datlas about the Garmin Varia radar and how a lot of cyclists I know are using it. She actually suggested I go ahead and get one.

Only question is do I get the RTL510 for $150 or the RTL515 for $200. DCRainmaker says the main benefits are the newer device has bluetooth and maybe a couple extra modes but really not much of a difference so I am inclined to get the 510.

Should I start a thread? With a poll???
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Honestly, I'm not even sure what gearing combo I'd need - I can't even think of an 8% that I'm familiar with. We do have some hills in the area that are ~11%, but they're so short that they're done in a couple minutes, which is good, because I don't think that I could spin under FTP in my lowest ratio, which is 34/25.

On that note, since I'm not in a hurry to get back to group rides, I've been thinking that I might revisit a wider range cassette... But then again, that'd only be worth it if I went someplace with sustained climbs...
Im sure you could. Granted most of the big climbs I do are only 20-30 minutes long, I alternate between a slow mash and spinning, the mashing is well below FTP and the spinning a little bit over. YMMV. I think were about the same size (Im 176#)


One one of the things I like about living here is that we have tons of terrain and hills that get steep, most are over in 4-5 minutes but there are others that take a while. Its not hard to find a short hill that gets over 10%.
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OK, but be safe and wear a mask.
Mask on the clean underwear principle?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Well Im gunna have to get my eyes checked. They have been bothering me for a while but tonight proved it. I rode by a house that was for sale and I couldnt read the numbers on the mail box. Wanted to get the address to look it up.
I can see fine but reading letters and numbers are very hard to make out more than 100 feet away.

Anybody else have this issue?
No contacts or anything currently?
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